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3U 4HP front panel blanking plate DIN41612 with PCB mounting hole

Introduction

I have originally designed front panels for few of my projects, but this turn out so well that I have now posted all schematic, gerber files and documentation to fellow enthusiast such as yourself. Perhaps (and I hope) content in this obscured corner of interwebs will inspire you to start your own projects.

This variation of blanking plates contain two holes to attach PCB holder and front handle, you might have to drill another hole so that handle is not turning. You can use these either side of these blanking plates. PCB's are made of aluminium and signle sided, black matt colour (or whatever color your PCB house offers) and brushed aluminium on the other. Blanking plates for your Microcomputer, Eurorack project or just blank those pesky holes in your favourite synth ᕕ(⌐■_■)ᕗ ♪♬

These boards look absolutely gorgeous in black solder mask if you going for that classy synth look.
I can advise you where to buy PCB rear mounting bracket, alternatively you can 3D print your own, files are all over interwebs.

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3U 4HP front panel blanking plate  DIN41612 with PCB mounting hole
3U 4HP front panel blanking plate  DIN41612 with PCB mounting hole

Purchase item



... but if you feel like getting something for nothing isn't your cup of tea (completely understandable) (ಥ﹏ಥ) and a prefer to support me and get something back in return, then you please purchase this item directly from my on my eBay shop (click on FleaBay logo above). However if you are still up for an adventure (and are happy to have PCB's made yourself in your favourite PCB house - JLCPCB is recommended), then carry on and download gerber files further down. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Specification


Board Type: Eurorack blanking plate with mounting holes
Board Material: Aluminium
Colour: Black colour matt solder mask
Surface Finish: brushed aluminium, black matt paint
External size: 3U 4HP, 20x128mm
Panel Thickness: 1.60mm
Mounting holes: Standard pitch 3U Eurorack DIN41612
Panel weight: 20g

Bill of materials

Identifier Value Qty Notes
Printed Circuit Board 3U 4HP PCB 20 x 128mm 1 Layer, Aluminium 1 v1.1
Hardware M2.5 x 10 mm screw 4
Hardware M2.5 nut 4
Hardware Front panel PCB holder 1 Fischer Elektronik VS1

Assembly instructions and notes


Please be aware that gerbers are designed for 1 sided Aluminium PCB, please choose this option when ordering from your favourite PCB house (JLCPCB is recommended).
You can use these card in industry standard DIN41612 3U subrack / Eurorack.
Card has been designed to be very versatile and you can use it as blank or to mount PCB or other stuff to it. just use 2.50mm standard drill bit.
PCB's are usually 1.60mm, however standard DIN41612 is 2.50mm so bare this in mind for critical applications.
Blanking plates contain two holes to attach PCB holder and front handle, you might have to drill another hole so that handle is not turning.

Schematic


File type File name File size Last modified
Not available for this project. - - -

Design Files


File type File name File size Last modified
PCB layers v1.1 ppcblayers_3u4hp_hole_v11.pdf 73 kB 12/08/2021
Gerbers 20 x 128 mm, 1 Layer Aluminium; v1.1 gerber_3u4hp-holes_alu_v11.zip 10 kB 23/01/2022

Photographs


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3U 4HP front panel blanking plate  DIN41612 with PCB mounting hole
3U 4HP front panel blanking plate  DIN41612 with PCB mounting hole
3U 4HP front panel blanking plate  DIN41612 with PCB mounting hole
3U 4HP front panel blanking plate  DIN41612 with PCB mounting hole
3U 4HP front panel blanking plate  DIN41612 with PCB mounting hole
3U 4HP front panel blanking plate  DIN41612 with PCB mounting hole
3U 4HP front panel blanking plate  DIN41612 with PCB mounting hole

Versions and revisions


This section lists the project version and revision history.

v1.1

■ Various amendments of mechanical dimensions
■ Design amended for 1 layer aluminium


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